PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Everyone pretty much knows you shouldn't park in a disabled parking spot unless you have a valid disabled parking placard. However, with little disregard for the law, drivers do it every day.

What many drivers may not be aware of, are disabled access ramps or disabled hash marks.

[WATCH: PHX drivers caught misbehaving by parking in disabled hash marks]

Disabled hash marks are always right next to the disabled parking spot, and can be painted yellow of blue. Drivers are never permitted to park in or around the disabled access ramps. Not even for a few seconds.

Nevertheless, I was out with the Phoenix Police Department Volunteer Placard Patrol looking for cars illegally parked in disabled hash marks, which comes with a $269 fine in Phoenix.

For more information on the rules and regulations about disabled parking, access ramps and hash marks, go here.


Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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I'm almost 80 and was offered by my physician a handicap application to get a permanent handicap permit, and I refuse because I could walk. Sometimes when I feel really bad from all the medical treatments, I'm thankful I can still walk and the exercise is good thing. We should leave the spots to those that really need them, I see many younger people use them, and watch them jump out of their cars and run into stores, It's so sickening to see able young folk abuse those spots. Time sure has changed. What happened to respect your elders?


Ok, this was noteworthy, but I still suggest you catch thieves at the luggage claim, Terminal 4, Sky Harbor. It may not be as easy, but a report like that would get you national attention and a pay raise!


Notice the fat f*** illegally parking who could use the exercise, typical.


My wife has two artificial knees and her doctor insisted on her having a handicap placard. She still does not use it unless her knees are really bothering her, but when she needs it she really needs it.

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